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Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone Number: 800-922-8825
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Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first...
Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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A great steam ride.

We totally enjoyed our ride on the steam train. Even though the weather was not cooperative (low clouds and some rain), the experience was worth the cost. Be sure to check with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Bennet, Nebraska
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We totally enjoyed our ride on the steam train. Even though the weather was not cooperative (low clouds and some rain), the experience was worth the cost. Be sure to check with them for possible discounts (senior, military).

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing views from the top and several ways to gets there. We took the cog railway to the top which was a great experience in itself. You can take the auto road or the half day hike but be aware of the drastic weather changes. It can be very windy and it is typically still close to freezing at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First of all, DRESS WARMLY. you may be comfortable at the base station in shorts, flip-flops, and a tee shirt, but at the summit where it can have a wind chill factor of near freezing, you will become very uncomfortable quickly. Even in the middle of the summer. I highly recommend you visit the Mt. Washington Observatory Museum, which has... More 

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Pine Ridge, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Well we set out for a day at the Mount Washington Cog Railway. Our mistake was not getting reservation on line before heading out for our 65 minute ride from Laconia. When we got there were five tour buses and many cars this is unusual for a Tuesday my brother-in-law told us. We parked and went to the station for... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

At first we were worried because taking the railway you only get an hour at the top but it was plenty of time to explore everything thoroughly, the old Tip Top House, which at one time was a hotel, a picture at the summit sign, a lengthy visit to the observation deck, and to the lower level to see the... More 

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The staff at the Cog Railway did a good job of making the ride interesting. The ride was pretty comfortable and scenic. When it is cloudy, though, you can't see much (anything?) from the top of Mt. Washington. It was cold, windy and misty in July. Still was an interesting journey, but expensive.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We checked the weather very closely before we went on the Cog, and were rewarded with a lovely day, even at the top. The guides going up and down both said there were few days that good at the top, and you'll see how bad it can get if you visit the museum whilst there (or read some of the... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Last year we drove to the summit of Mount Washington. This year we thought we do something different. I am so happy we did. The ride up and down was beautiful. My 4 year old son loved waiting for the trains and watching the trains. His full attention was on everything as we went up the mountain. You are able... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I rode the cog railway as a a ten year old almost 40 years ago and returned with my 13 year old son. What a fantastic trip that brought out great memories from a long time ago. While a little expensive it is still worth the money to ride to the top especially if you have children. A very informative... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Took the Cog on another visitors advice. Awesome. You get a lot of information, a nice cog railway ride, visit to the observatory and a ride down the mountain. Well worth the money. Besides the auto tour to the top will cost you $36 if you drive yourself, no brainer

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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone Number: 800-922-8825
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Bretton Woods

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